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Pet Store Pro adds nutrition chapter to online training

Designed for pet industry retailers to be able to better serve consumers
Pet Store Pro has added a nutrition segment to its free, online training center for US pet industry retailers. The nutrition module was designed to be brand-neutral. Its purpose is to educate retailers and their employees about the different nutritional aspects addressed by various petfoods.
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PetfoodIndustry.com launches new site

Website redesigned to be more user-friendly, with many new features
In August, PetfoodIndustry.com launches its new website as the most comprehensive information source for petfood professionals worldwide. The new site is redesigned to be easier to navigate, with an all-new search function making it more convenient to find products and past articles. 
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Mice Direct recalls frozen rats, mice and chicks

Concerns over possible Salmonella contamination
Reptile food manufacturer Mice Direct recalled its frozen rats, mice and chicks due to possible Salmonella contamination. According to the company, the recall is based on Food and Drug Administration sampling of the frozen mice.
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PMI Nutrition offers new Exclusive and Infinia petfood lines

Product lines offer 14 choices for consumers
PMI Nutrition LLC redesigned its Exclusive brand petfood formulas, and now offers a new Infinia holistic dog food line. The Exclusive and Infinia lines offer 14 healthy options for consumers to feed to their pets, according to the company.
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New research shows diet changes may prevent cancer in dogs

Research presented at Institute of Food Technologists Expo in Chicago
New research shows that certain cancer in dogs may be preventable with diet changes, according to an article on naturalnews.com. The research was presented by Demian Dressler, DVM, at the 2010 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago.
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Zuke's sponsors dog athletes

Company sponsor of nearly one dozen different dog teams
In March, Zuke's shared its corporate social responsibility report containing details of the company's environmental stewardship and community involvement, including its initiative to sponsor dog athletes. Zuke's sponsors nearly one dozen dog athletes and teams, from search and rescue dogs like the LaPlata county, Colorado USA search and rescue team to entertainers like the Flying Houndz frisbee team.
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PetSmart stock shows bearish price movement

Free stock report available online
 PetSmart (Nasdaq: PETM) closed Wednesday at US$31.30, with indicators the stock could become even more bearish. So far, the stock has hit a 52-week low of US$19.50 and a 52-week high of US$34.93, and technical indicators show the stock may drop further from its current price.
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Iams prescription cat food recalled over Salmonella concerns

Iams Veterinary Formula Feline Renal was distributed nationwide through veterinary offices
Procter & Gamble Co. issued a recall of its Iams brand prescription cat food due to possible Salmonella contamination. The affected product is Iams Veterinary Formula Feline Renal, packaged in 5.5-pound bags.
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Eukanuba brand awarded 'Superbrand' status in three markets

Brand recognized in Croatia, Hungary and South Africa
Proctor & Gamble Pet Care's Eukanuba brand was recognized with “Superbrand” status in the three markets of Croatia, Hungary and South Africa. The award honors a market’s strongest brands for exceptional achievements, excellence in branding and outstanding credibility.
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AFIA calls for FDA revision of Reportable Food Registry

Registry must recognize standard commercial feed industry practices to ensure safety, AFIA says
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revise its Draft Guidance for Industry on its Reportable Food Registry to ensure the registry legally recognizes standard commercial feed industry practices for ensuring the safety of its ingredients. Further, AFIA said FDA must establish regulations for when actions taken to ensure human food safety should be applied to animal feeds.
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